Singapore: Illegal Bunkering Activity
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that four persons are being charged with corrupt practices for conspiring to engage in illegal bunkering activity.
Today in U.S. Naval History: May 16
Today in U.S. 1820 - Congress becomes first U.S. 1965 - First U.S. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
Dutch Shipbuilding Holds Position in Difficult Market
2012 was a challenging year for the Dutch shipbuilding industry. In general, the industry was able to achieve relatively good results. The various shipbuilding categories however showed a mixed picture. Holland Shipbuilding Association hereby presents you a statistical overview of the Dutch shipbuilding cluster in 2012. Although Dutch shipbuilders had a tough year in 2012, they were generally able to hold their own. Output did suffer though.
IMO’s GloBallast Partnerships Awarded “Best Innovative Project”
The award was presented during the sixth Marine BizTV International Maritime Award ceremony, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 15, 2013. The jury, in considering the most innovative and creative achievements of global and regional maritime organizations and their initiatives, agreed to award the IMO-UNDP-GEF GloBallast Partnerships Project the “Best Innovative Project” award for its role…
Kanoo to Reveal Latest Developments at Services Show
Kanoo Shipping – an offshore and marine services provider in the Middle East, operating throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan…
Merchant Marine Academy to Honor National Maritime Day
On May 22, 2013 starting at 12:00 p.m., the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will honor National Maritime Day with a brief ceremony at Barney Square followed by the…
VT Halter Marine’s Dry Dock Arrives in Pascagoula
VT Halter Marine Inc, a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc., announced the arrival of a 12,000 MT Floating Dry Dock transported by a heavy lift vessel from the Philippines. The dock dimensions are LOA- 546 FT x B 128.5 FT x D 46 FT. The dry dock is part of an overall expansion plan to the south yard in Pascagoula where VT Halter Marine is adding a repair facility for semi-submersible drilling rigs and Panamax-size ships.
DRS Contracted to Continue USCG Maintenance
DRS Technologies, Inc. announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to continue its maintenance, repair and overhaul work at the U.S.
Seattle Propeller Club Honors Veentjer and Dwyer
The Seattle Propeller Club announced the winner of the 2013 Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award as Captain John Veentjer, Puget Sound Marine Exchange Executive Director…
Global Freight Rates Plunge, Report Finds
Average global freight rates have fallen to a 15-month low, according to Drewry’s new online Container Freight Rate Insight. Drewry’s Global Freight Rate Index fell 12% in April to reach its lowest level since February 2012, when container shipping was still recovering from the last ocean carrier price war. The Index, which is a weighted average of freight rates across the 600 trade routes covered by Drewry’s Container Freight Rate Insight…
Maris Enhances U.S. ECDIS Expertise
Marine electronics specialist Maris AS has completed an ECDIS (electronic chart data information systems) technical training program to enhance support services covering North America and the Caribbean. The initiative is part of its commitment to the global distribution and service agreement with IMTECH Marine. Engineers in IMTECH Marine’s service network covering U.S. and Caribbean ports have been trained and certified by MARIS to install, commission and support the MARIS ECDIS900-series.
Great Lakes Ore Trade Down Nine Percent in April
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.6 million tons in April, a decrease of 9% compared to a year ago. However, loadings were 11% ahead of the month’s five-year average.
Transas Updates Ship Security Alert System
Transas Marine launched its latest ship security alert system ShipGuard 4 SSAS, utilizing the SkyWaveIsatData Pro transceiver. The IsatDataPro(IDP) series operates on the Inmarsat I-4 constellation which provides improved network speed. Polling request and response times now takes 30-45 seconds, which Transas says is four times faster than its predecessor. Transas ShipGuard 4 SSAS is type-approved by Germanischer Lloyd and provides regulatory SSAS functionality.
Safe Bulkers Reports $44.2 Million Revenue, 1Q13 Results
Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.
JonRie Supplies Equipment for New Great Lakes ASD
JonRie InterTech was commissioned for the supply of deck equipment for the new ASD Aura from Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio. The new Tug is a Jensen designed ASD 4650 HP complete with a JonRie Series 220 Double Drum hawser winch on the bow with a capacity of 150M of 60 mm line, a line pull of 15 Tons, a line speed of 30 M/m and a brake with capacity of 200 Tons. The winch features JonRies hands free foot control…
Shell: Gas Leak Impacts Supplies to NLNG
Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC) has declared force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria LNG, effective 09:00 hrs (Nigerian time) on Wednesday, May 15 2013.
Teijin SCR Helps Ships Cut NOx Emissions
Teijin Engineering Ltd. announced its development and launch of a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) denitration device for midsized ship engines to ensure compliance…
Jamaica Seeks Logistics Hub Development
International investors are expressing serious interest in Jamaica’s plans to develop as a world-class logistics hub with potentially millions of dollars being lined up to back the Government’s proposals. Jamaica Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Hon Anthony Hylton, said, “With each passing day Jamaica moves one step closer to the imminent transformation of the economy and the job creation, via the vehicle of the Global Logistics Hub.
"Most Powerful" Rescue Vessel Commissioned
Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue said it has commissioned what will be the U.K.’s most powerful emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV). The Ocean Troll – which recently completed a long term charter with Statoil – has undergone a £2 million conversion and overhaul at MMS in Hull to become a U.K. Class A ERRV with tanker assist and firefighting capabilities. Its home…
E.N. Bisso Selects MarineCFO Software
MarineCFO, a provider of software solutions to the marine transportation industry and a division of Verticalive Inc., announced that E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite, including personnel, pperations, maintenance, and vessel live. For over 100 years, E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc. has been a leading provider of harbor tug, offshore towing and heavy lift derrick services.